Later this spring, we’re moving into our FIRST HOUSE! Seriously, someone needs to pinch me. We’d always talked about moving someday and it’s kind of crazy to think that that someday is already here. Not only that, but we’re moving into something that has always been a dream for us – an old farmhouse out in the country.
You had better believe I’m ordering this Katie Daisy print soon!
So I guess I should back up this story a little bit. After my health scare at the beginning of the year, Garrett and I started talking more about what we wanted in this life together and appreciating the time that we have. Moving into our own home was up at the top of the list. It all started two weeks ago when I began looking at what was on the market. We’d talked about maybe buying a house later in the spring or summer, and it made sense to get a feel for what was out there before we got serious. We looked at two houses in town and on a whim I asked our agent to take us out to this old farmhouse that was listed too. The outside looked pretty rundown and needed some work, but it was a big house on a nice piece of land that was worth checking out. We walked in and it was love at first sight for both of us. After carefully going over all the pros and cons, and a thorough inspection we decided to move forward. Like any house over one hundred years old, it needs some serious work, but we’re both excited to take on the challenge of returning this beauty to her former glory.
Lois Davies says
How exciting Amanda! Congrats. It looks lovely. Good luck with your move, I’m sure you and your husband will love it!
So excited for you guys!! Looking forward to all the pictures and updates! 🙂
I cannot say enough amazing things about living in the country!! In the beginning we knew it was going to be a transition for myself but Branko is always so surprised at how much I have adjusted. We live in the Hockley Valley area and there is nothing better then those drives home. Up and down the hills. In the summer time I always try to take the side roads going home from the city just to take in the beauty and peace fullness.
Then you have those Sat. mornings where you wake up and step outside. The fresh breeze and the smell of the nature. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. You will love it!
it looks GREAT!
Judy holman says
Wonderful mews Amanda you will make it beautiful together i know! Xx
I’m so happy for you both and looking forward to seeing all your projects in your new home. Congratulations!!!!
Wow, congrats! I can’t wait to see what you do with your new house, it looks beautiful!
I am so happy for you. It looks beautiful and I am sure you will make it even more so. Are you going to name your new homestead?
chelsea jacobs says
Congratulations! So exciting!
This is really pretty! Congrats!
ashley @ sunnysideshlee.com says
*so* exciting!! congrats!
This is such a wonderful decision! I’ve always liked the countryside! In my opinion, is the best to live out of town! I wish you luck! Your new place looks gorgeous! Greetings, Man Van Ltd.
Congratulations! The place looks fantastic! Good luck!
Yay! What a beautiful place!!! Love all the woodwork and the floors.
Carolyn Kelso-Bell says
Great house! I just found your blog today and also read about your cancer scare. Congrats on getting through all of that! I’m a breast cancer survivor (last year) and can relate to how scary the whole thing is. So way to go…especially for deciding what you and your husband want and going for it. I’m going to subscribe to your blog..so thank you!
PS. I’m a Canuck too 🙂 but we moved to the SF Bay area of California three years ago. I gotta admit I don’t miss the snow! And it was great to find a Canadian blogger.
Amanda - Small Home Big Start says
Thanks for stopping by the blog! I always love to hear from my fellow Canadians out there. I went to California for the first time last year and loved it. I hope to go back again soon and explore some more, including the Bay area. Congrats on beating breast cancer – hope you’re doing awesome now 🙂